Flashback: Shortly after her wedding to Jin, a woman approaches Sun and blackmails her: if Sun does not give her one hundred thousand dollars, she will reveal that Jin’s father is a fisherman, and her mother a prostitute. When Sun asks Jin about hi father, she spots discrepancies in his story, and ultimately she tracks down Jin’s father. Mr. Kwon is very happy to meet her and talk about the wedding, but he understands why Jin pretends that he is dead. Mr. Kwon wants to share his son any shame. This is why he told Jin that his mother died soon after he was born. Sun decides to ask her father for the money. He gives it to her, but when he realizes that Sun wants it to prevent Jin from being shamed, he declares that Jin will have to work off the debt by working more directly for him.
The Island: As Desmond, Charlie, Jin and Hurley attempt to help the parachutist, they discover that she was impaled on a tree branch. They argue about how to get her medical assistance, and Hurley accidentally fires a flare gun. A decidedly not-dead Mikhail soon bounds into the clearing. Jin tackles him and manages to take him down, at which point he offers Desmond a bargain: he will use his medical skills to save the parachutist’s life if Desmond agrees to let Mikhail walk away afterward, no questions asked.
Jack’s inquiries about Sun’s baby cause her concern; when she confides in Kate, she discovers what Juliet said about women who conceive on the island. Sun confronts Juliet, and that night Juliet offers to take Sun to the abandoned medical station. There is still equipment hidden there, and Juliet wants to find out when Sun conceived. If it was before she crashed, there is still hope. If not, the prognosis is grim. For Sun, however, there is much to fear from either result. If the date of conception is before the crash, then there is no way that Jin is the father.
written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz
directed by Fred Toye
music by Michael Giacchino
Guest Cast: Byron Chung (Mr. Paik), Andrew Divoff (Mikhail), Marsha Thomason (Naomi), John Shin (Mr. Kwon), Alexis Rhee (Older Woman), Esmond Chung (Paik’s Associate), Jean Chung (Paik’s Secretary)
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer